HIDDEN FILES IN XP SP2

  emcyes 09:47 22 Jan 08
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I am experiencing a typical problem since three days and i am unable to open hidden files on my pc. As usual i am trying to open the files thro' tools/folder options/view/hidden files and folders. after i select the radio button to show hidden files here the button goes back to do not show hidden files. This i have tried many times but not helpful. Pl help me.

  johnnyrocker 09:54 22 Jan 08

might using system restore help? or a mail/spyware scan?


johnny

  lotvic 10:02 22 Jan 08

Are you clicking on 'Apply' and 'OK' ?

  emcyes 10:10 22 Jan 08

Yes,i have scanned my pc for spyware and virus and as usual i am clicking apply and ok after the necessary changes has been made.

  lotvic 10:21 22 Jan 08

It's possible that registry got corrupted. Have a look at
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
modify the value for the key "CheckedValue" to 1 and "DefaultValue" to 2

  emcyes 14:35 26 Jan 08

Thanks a lot Lotvic, I could modify the checked values in registry and i am able to open the hidden files succesfully.

  mfletch 16:52 26 Jan 08

Hi I do not know if this is what you have been trying but,

Click Start.
Open My Computer.
Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
Select the View tab.
Under the Hidden files and folders heading SELECT Show hidden files and folders.
UNCHECK the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
UNCHECK the Hide extensions for known file types option.
Click Yes to confirm.
Click OK

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